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So, what's this all about anyway?

I’ll probably get more systematic in titling these things as we move along. But, for now, this is what you get.

As I stated in my previous post, I’ve embarked upon a new writing project, and am sharing with the blogosphere my musings, processes and conundrums as I prepare for NaNoWriMo 2015.   632 more words


New Project

Holy cow! It’s been two years since I posted anything here.  I have so many books to review, so many views to express. Where to start?   317 more words


Pop Culture Quest: Harry Potter (Part 1)

How better to start a topic about words introduced by pop culture than with one of the largest franchises in the world?

Any story is capable of spawning its own dictionary, especially with heavy world building á la Lord of the Rings. 1,093 more words

Popular Culture

That old word scent

Tonight I went to a book store.
An old bookstore.
That smelled of worn pages and wild imaginations.
I had forgotten what the scent of re-read stories and loved pages… 104 more words


By Sword, Stave or Stylus - Andrew Knighton

These fantasy genre stories take wordsmithing and storytelling to great heights. Several of these stories take the reader to undiscovered worlds and unrealized perspectives, something I truly enjoy if it is done right. 206 more words


Does One Rock One’s Skinny Jeans, or Just Wear Them?

Photo credit: boots with chains – 2  by Maegan Tintari (licensed under CC BY 2.0.

I miss the days when rock referred to music, stones, or rocking chairs. 263 more words


Get those pens ready

Friday eve. You might designate it as Thursday, and I would accuse you of perpetuating the megalomania of the insidious Calendar-Industrial Complex. It’s Friday Eve. All pretenders will not be suffered. 731 more words

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